I don’t really know whether Venom: Let There Be Carnage is supposed to be a comedy or a horror spin on the usual superhero song and dance we as movie watchers have become accustomed to, but it’s leaning heavily into both in its first trailer.
The nearly 3-minute video begins with Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and the titular symbiote settling into a newfound domesticity after the two remained stuck together in one body in the 2018 original. Which leads to a funny scene of Venom doing his darndest to make them some waffles and eggs. It goes as well as you can expect, but the whole thing is juxtaposed by scenes of Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady dealing with a symbiote of his own: Carnage. And that man is incarcerated, so the trailer shows a lot of charged imagery, including what looks like Kasady getting a lethal injection? Which then leads to him becoming Carnage and the destruction that follows.
Perhaps it is only fitting that a movie about a man dealing with having an unwilling alien living inside him that can overtake his body and become a monster would be full of contrasts? Am I right?
Check out the full trailer below:
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Venom: Let There Be Carnage is headed to theaters on September 24. For those who have only a passing interest in superhero movies and all their expanded universes, Venom and its sequel aren’t part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and are made “in association with” Marvel Studios. Meaning you don’t need to know about shit like how Thanos snapped half the universe away and watch Brock and Venom reckon with that. Although now that I’m thinking about it, the idea that the snap might’ve killed one but not both of those two would’ve made for an interesting story. Okay, let’s move on before I start writing this story myself.
The original Venom movie was recently part of Sony’s PlayStation Plus Video Pass, a movie service being tested for PlayStation Plus in Poland.